By Alissa Wilkinson

Benedict Cumberbatch makes even the invention of the computer into compelling cinema.

mpaa rating:PG-13 (For some sexual references, mature thematic material and historical smoking.)

Genre:Biography, Drama

Directed By: Morten Tyldum

Run Time: 1 hour 54 minutes

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance

Theatre Release:November 21, 2014 by The Weinstein Company

For a long time, every time a computer or something geeky appeared in a movie, it was either to show how evil the villain was (look, he has a machine that will take over the world), to be the villain itself (“I’m sorry, Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that”), or just plain gimmicky (you’ve got mail!). When digital tech was a point on which the plot turned (say, in a spy movie or sci-fi), everything moved so fast that the audience didn’t have time to feel left out.

But smartphone-toting audiences are comfortable enough with their devices talking to them and giving them directions and ordering their food that creators are convinced they needn’t mark it off with blinking red lights anymore. Computers are part of the background to life now, like refrigerators and cars.

So in 2010, we got The Social Network, which featured shots of …read more

Source:: Christianity Today